DIY Dog Ears To Try For Halloween This Year

by Rosie Narasaki

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? You might not have to look any further than a fun dog costume — after all, it's sure to be a popular look this year, what with the advent of the puppy filter on Snapchat. Plus, dog ears are easy to DIY — all you really need is a simple headband and some felt (or some fun fur if you're feeling a little extra fancy). And unless you're really feeling festive, there's really no need for a full-on dog suit — in most situations, a simple pair of ears (and maybe a tail, and some face paint) will suffice just fine.

So, how can you make your own dog ears? There are a few different routes you could take, but let's start with one of the easiest, most standard method first — the tried and true felt ears. Chances are, you rocked this style at least once during your childhood, whether it was during a school play, Halloween, or that brief, week-long period where you insisted that you were a dog and barked in lieu of speaking actual words. There's a reason why this is the go-to — felt's great because it's cheap and easy to work with, which means you can really go all out on your ears, making any shape/size you want, with any pattern (mainly spots, in this case) you want.

1. Felt Animal Ears

This tutorial is easy to modify in order to create the shape/size of ears you're looking for.

2. Fleece Puppy Hat

If you want something a little warmer than a headband, you could always wear your ears in cozy hat form.

3. Printable Dog Mask

You can also take your look to the next level by adding a mask.

4. Hair Ears

Again, this tutorial can be easily modified for a dog-approved look!

5. Paper Dalmatian Ears

If you're feeling extra pressed for time, you can always speedily DIY your ears out of paper.

6. Dog Filter Makeup

Last but not least? Go for the full-on Snapchat dog filter look.

What do you think? Will you be donning a dog costume this Halloween? Or perhaps you'll be DIY-ing cat ears instead...

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